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PR-8V Ultra Sonic Tester for Engine Builders and Race Shops

Made in USA
PR-8V Sonic Gauge Thickness Tester
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Range in Steel: 0.63 to 254 millimeters / 0.025 - 9.999 inches

Applications:

  • Cylinder's & Pitting
  • Head Ports & Pipe
  • Roll Cages
  • Body Panels
  • Chasis
  • Variety of Applications
  • The Check-Line PR-8V thickness gauge is designed for specifically for the needs engine builders and race shops. The time-based B-Scan feature of the PR-8V displays a cross section of the opposite surface, allowing engine builders the ability to see the contour of the back surface in cylinders while scanning.

    Use the Multi-Mode (Echo-Echo mode) feature to measure chassis tubing with or without paint and coatings. Built-in automatic gain control.

    Selectable low, medium, and high gain settings offer the inspector the additional punch power for materials that are hard to penetrate.

    The variety of calibration options is just one more example of the PR-8V's versatility.

    Store up to 64 custom setups. Factory setups available for common applications.

    The internal Data Logger of the PR-8V has been customized for both the engine builder and the chassis inspector. Selectable cylinder mapping or general alpha numeric file storage will satisfy your reporting needs.

    Built-in transducer types offer increased linearity between transducers.

    The Fast Scan feature provides a better representation during the scanning process, by making 32 measurements per second. Remove the transducer from the test material to display the thinnest measurement found.

    Use the visual and audible alarm to set Hi and Lo limits to signal the inspector when the measurements are out of tolerance.

    The PR-8V also comes complete with our Windows PC software for transferring data to and from a PC, and viewing B-Scans, Cylinder Maps, and general measurements.

    PR-8V Sonic Thickness Gauge

    Features

    • Selectable low, medium, and high gain settings offer the inspector the additional punch power for materials that are hard to penetrate.
    • Store up to 64 custom setups. Factory setups available for common applications.
    • Selectable transducer types with built-in dual path error correction for improved linearity.
    • Fast-Scan Mode: Takes 32 readings per second and displays the minimum reading found when the transducer is removed.
    • Use the visual and audible alarm to set Hi and Lo limits to signal the inspector when the measurements are out of tolerance.
    • 2 year warranty

    High Speed Scan Mode & B-Scan Mode

    Hi-Speed Scan Mode B-Scan Mode
    High Speed Scan Mode B-Scan Mode
    Takes 32 readings per second and displays the minimum reading found when the transducer is removed. The B-Scan displays a time based cross section view of test material of the contour of the blind, or underside of a pipe or tank application. the B-Scan view draws at a rate of seven seconds per screen from right to left.

    Transducer and Probe Information

    For Engine Blocks (Cylinders & Decks)
    One probe is usually good for use on both Cast Aluminum and Cast Iron Engine Blocks. The 2 inch radius allows the probe to measure the concave surface inside cylinders. The radius is gentle enough that the same probe can also be used to measure on the flat surfaces "decks" on the block. This one probe will work for over 90% of Cast Aluminum or Cast Iron Blocks.

    T-104-2120
    > 0.500"/5MHz with 2 inch radius
    > this is the standard probe supplied with PR-8V

    ++ In instances where the above probe does not work, or if the block is made from a very old Aluminum Cast Aluminum, an alternate probe should be specified p/n T-104-4120 (0.500"-10MHz), also supplied with a 2" radius.

    For Heads (Ports)
    Probe selection depends upon type of material; cast iron or cast aluminum. This probe has a 0.55" radius and is supplied with either a 1 inch wand or 9 inch wand, depending upon user preference.

    Cast Iron
    > 0.250"/5MHz with 0.55" Radius
    with 1 inch wand T-162-2110
    with 9 inch wand T-132-2110

    Cast Aluminum
    > 0.250/10MHz with 0.55" Radius
    with 1 inch wand T-162-4110
    with 9 inch wand T-132-4110

    For Chassis Tubing
    This would be used by chassis builders as well as sanctioning bodies (i.e. NHRA, ARCA, etc.). One probe is normally suitable for any application, assuming they do not want "thru-paint" capability.

    T-101-4000
    > 3/16"-10MHz flat bottom (no radius)

    For "thru-paint" capability, when measuring chassis tubing for use with the PR8V

    T-102-2700
    >0.250/5MHz Hi-Damp for use in MMX Mode

    Complete Kit

    The PR-8V is supplied as a complete kit with the gauge, probe, 4 oz. bottle of coupling fluid, 2 AA batteries, data transfer cable, Windows Software, NIST Calibration Certificate, and Operating Instruction Manual - all in a foam-fitted carrying case.

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    Coupling Fluid
    - Temp Range: 0 - 200 °F, -18 - 93 °C
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    Protective Holder for Ultrasonic Gauges
    - Constructed from heavy duty Cordura Nylon
    - Includes wrist & shoulder straps

    Specifications

    Range in Steel*:Pulse-Echo Mode: Standard operating mode for engines and automotive parts without painted surfaces (pits or flaws detection) measures from 0.63 to 254 millimeters (0.025 - 9.999inches)

    Echo-Echo Mode: Thru Paint & Coatings) measures from 0.05 to 4.0inches (1.27 to 102 millimeters). Range will vary +/- depending on the thickness of coating.
    Resolution:.001 inches (0.01mm)
    Velocity Range:.0492 to .3936 in./ms
    1250 to 9999 meters/sec
    Units:English & Metric
    Measurement Modes:- Pulse-Echo (flaws, pits)
    - Echo-Echo (thru-paint)
    Transducer Types:Dual Element (1 to 10 MHz).
    Memory:16 megabit non-volatile ram
    Memory capacity:12,000 pages with 1 reading and waveform per page
    Power Source:Three 1.5V alkaline or 1.2V NiCad AA cells
    Battery Life:Typically operates for 150 hours on alkaline and 100 hours on NiCad
    Auto Power off:if idle 5 min
    Display:1/8 in. VGA grayscale display 62 x 45.7mm
    Keyboard:Membrane switch with twelve tactile keys
    Case:Extruded aluminum body with nickel-plated aluminum end caps (gasket sealed).
    Operating Temperature:-14° to 140°F (-10° to 60°C)
    Weigth, net:13.5 ounces
    Dimensions:63.5 W x 165 H x 31.5 D mm
    Warranty:2 year limited
    Certification:CE Approved, Factory calibration traceable to national standards

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    Item Description Price
    PR-8V Thickness Gauge with T-104-2120 Transducer
    $1,625.00
    Accessories
    T-121-2100
    3/16" diameter, 5 MHz Low Profile dual element transducer
    $285.00
    1/4" diameter, 5 MHz, dual element transducer
    $285.00
    1/4" diameter, 5.0 MHz Hi-Damped transducer for thru paint measurement
    $325.00
    T-162-2110
    1/4" diameter, 5 MHz dual element transducer with .6" Radius and 1" wand
    $325.00
    1/4" diameter, 5 MHz dual element transducer with .6" Radius and 9" wand
    $295.00
    1/2" diameter, 5 MHz dual element transducer with 2" Radius
    $295.00
    3/16" diameter, 10 MHz, dual element transducer
    $305.00
    T-162-4110
    1/4" diameter, 10 MHz Low Profile Dual Element Transducer with .6" Radius and 1" wand
    $305.00
    T-132-4110
    1/4" diameter, 10 MHz Low Profile Dual Element Transducer with .6" Radius and 9" wand
    $325.00
    T-104-4120
    1/2" diameter, 10 MHz Dual Element Transducer with 2" Radius
    $325.00
    Protective Holder for Long Body UT Gauges, F-149-0001
    $75.00
    Coupling Fluid - 12 oz / 354 ml
    $30.00
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